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We are so glad to feature Lauren in our first spOTlight! We love Lauren’s new business, Blendz Therapy and the way she works with her kiddos. Her future goals are near & dear to our heart, but no spoiler alert here: you’ll just have to follow her to find out!

We first met Lauren in April 2019 at the AOTA annual conference in New Orleans. In June, she visited us at our PunkinFutz Headquarters on her way to a freind’s wedding. What struck us most about Lauren was her positive energy. After flying in from California to NYC, schlepping to DUMBO from the airport in a cab and visiting us in the middle of a loooooong travel day, Lauren was still bubbly and full of ideas! She made us all smile.

Lauren Friedman

Lauren Friedman, MS, OTR/L
Lead Therapist/Owner of Blendz Therapy

Lauren Friedman is the founder and head occupational therapist of Blendz Therapy. Since receiving her Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Boston University in April 2014, Lauren has been practicing as a registered and licensed occupational therapist. Her diverse practice experiences within pediatric outpatient clinics, schools, and home settings have shaped Lauren’s ability to establish therapeutic relationships with children and their families. Using evidence-based interventions paired with her own creative and playful style, Lauren has experienced success in working with children and adolescents with special needs.

Blendz Therapy is an innovative business venture aiming to provide occupational therapy services across the pediatric lifespan – from infancy to adulthood. Taking into account the Person-Environment-Occupation (PEO) Model, Blendz is committed to providing individualized therapy within the context of one-on-one, group-based and community-integrated therapies for the pediatric population. Blendz Therapy is an outside-the-box idea that advocated for clients to reach their highest potential and be as independent in their activities of daily living.

lightbulb iconLauren’s tip of the month

Think about the learning style of your client and caregivers when providing families with home programs. I like to use a multi-modal approach with demonstrations, having parents repeat important information and identify goals they want to work on from a written therapy plan.